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The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced that starting in 2007, it would fold its annual technology show, MarkeTechnics, into its annual May convention in Chicago.

In addition to including MarkeTechnics in the 2007 show, FMI also will continue co-locating with the Fancy Food Show, All Things Organic, U.S. Food Export Showcase and Produce Expo & Conference.

“FMI is excited to provide a forum for top level industry executives to align all aspects of their business operations,” said Tim Hammonds, president and CEO of FMI. “Our members and our industry partners are eager for the opportunity to bring their strategic teams together at these shows for integration of the breadth of functions in food retailing.”

The 2006 edition of the FMI Show and MarkeTechnics will remain in place, with MarkeTechnics scheduled for January 30-February, 1006, in San Diego, and the main convention for May 7-9 in Chicago.

The 2007 dates for FMI will be May 6-8.
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